6 common mistakes when entering the Chinese market and how to avoid them

Chinese market

The Chinese market is understandably an attractive target for foreign companies. China’s GDP has shown significant growth, increasing from US$1.21 trillion in 2000 to US$14.28 trillion in 2019. Comparing this to other world economies, China exceeds Germany’s GDP of US$3.86 trillion (2019) but still falls below the US GDP of US$21.43 trillion (2019). Private consumption […]

Behind the industry of counterfeit products in China and lawsuit success cases

counterfeit products in China

Forgeries of luxury-brand products are more prevalent in China than in any other country in the world. When on the metro or walking down the street, it can seem as if nearly everyone is sporting a flashy brand name product. But much deadlier than casual counterfeits are the “real fakes”– counterfeit goods so similar to […]

BPO and call centers in China: Is China the next BPO hub?

BPO and call centers in China

In today’s competitive international marketplace, companies are under intense pressure to lower costs. This has lead to China being the ‘factory of the world’ but now as manufacturing moves to other countries, other opportunities for business process outsourcing (BPO) in China rise. Does that mean China is the next destination for call centers? Call centers […]

Thinking about registering a local entity in China? Start out by developing your business

registering a local entity in China

The Chinese market is one of the most sought-after places to do business, thanks in part to China’s enormous size, large population and steady economic growth. Yet, there are many rules to starting a business in China. First of all, companies entering China must define their corporate structure. The company’s structure will impact numerous parameters, […]

How to set up a Taobao shop to enter the Chinese market

setting up a Taobao shop

Taobao is Asia’s largest network retail business, founded by Alibaba group in 2003. As the largest online shopping platform, current business includes both C2C and B2C transactions. Today, Taobao has also become the most used online entrepreneurship platform. How can foreign businesses set up a Taobao shop and enter the Chinese market? Why it can be […]

12 China business events in 2021 to watch out for

Business events and exhibitions in China 2021

These are the China business events in 2021 to watch out for, in a wide range of industries from seafood to beauty to tech. These 12 events and exhibitions are in greater China, you can find the website links in each description. Canton Fair 2021, China Import and Export Fair Source: Business Insider, Canton Fair […]

Why the male beauty market in China should no longer be overlooked by beauty brands

male beauty market China

In the past few years, with the increase of purchasing power and the awakening of Chinese male beauty consumers’ awareness of personal care, the male beauty market in China has shown a huge potential of growth. Growing double the global growth rate, Chinese male beauty consumers have become a target market of both international and […]

Marketing strategies of foreign cosmetics brands in China

Foreign cosmetics brands marketing in China

Foreign cosmetics brands account for more than half of cosmetic market in China China is the second largest cosmetics market in Asia and the fifth in the world. It has been a profitable paradise for foreign cosmetics brands for a long time. Foreign cosmetics brands in China own around 70% of the market. In 2018, P&G and L’Oreal […]

The economy of Wuhan: A hub of commerce, education, industry and politics

Economy of Wuhan

For many globally, Wuhan has recently been put on the map from being the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even before COVID-19, Wuhan was newsworthy for its economic importance and key roles in transportation, education, industry and politics. Situated in central China on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Wuhan commands one of […]